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Should Sixteen be the New Voting Age?

Today is Election Day and we, as 16 and 17-year-olds, do not have the right to vote for matters that impact us more than anyone.
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An Intimate Conversation with Jefferson County's School Board Candidates

Our schools' primary stakeholders may be too young to vote for those who represent us on our district school boards, but we're note too young to have a voice in the process. Our Youth-Led Virtual Town Hall was centered around ways to make Kentucky schools more equitable. We pushed candidates to share their plans to make resources more accessible to underserved students as well as to better support our district’s educators.  

We Need Students To Tell The Stories of Our Schools

Students should have a say in their schools, which means they should have a say in how issues of education justice are shared, reported, and written about, too. That's why KSVT is launching The New Edu.
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What is School For?

Members of the KSVT Press Corps reflect on the structural level of what school means. Read a lightly edited roundtable transcript from September 26, 2022.
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A setback to education: How Attacks on Critical Race Theory Harm Education in Ohio County

A rural Kentucky student examines how the critical race theory debate is playing out in our schools and communities.
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Sound Off: Our Hopes For The New Edu

Click into The New Edu inaugural Journalist Fellows sounding off on their hopes for The New Edu.

Don't call it an achievement gap

Kentucky has been called out by the federal government for our widening racial gaps in student performance.
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My Life as a Gender Non-Conforming Student

I don’t know what it’s like to be comfortable. I have never felt comfortable, never felt like I belonged. Never felt like I had a home. And that’s a really hard feeling to have. To acknowledge.
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Why I'm Failing to Grasp Standards-Based Grading

My school has begun the process of implementing standards-based grading, a strategy that seems to undermine the humane approach to my learning my teacher embodied that has worked so well for me.
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